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. >> these are the slides leaked by whistleblower edward snowden in june. as long as the national security agency or the federal bureau of investigation are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are all theirs for the searching. this >> carefully worded denials followed from the companies, arguing that they give specific information to the u.s. government as legally required on a case-by-case basis. these assurances have been left irrelevant with the news and release of a new slide showing that the n.s.a. bypassed this system, gaining entry to yahoo and google's data centres by breaking into their fibre optic cables. u.s. citizens no longer receive protections as all the information is considered foreign. >> the real concern is the government uses the tapping of overseas cablings as a back door. >> one thing is clear - any data protections that exist are only for u.s. citizens. >> if you are a non-american outside the united states, basically they have a free pass to do what they like. >> the white house derives that authority from execu
.s.a. said -- >> the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions that the n.s.a. has targeted the vatican published in it will italy's pano rama are not true. we now know that the spy agency has monitored the communications of 35 different world leaders along with many of the citizens in their respective countries. here to give us a little more insight on how the church was responding to the allegations, i was joined by jimmy aiken. i started by asking him how detrimental this was with u.s. relations with the vatican. >> i don't think they're particularly detrimental. the attitude that father lombardi displayed in his statement i think is pretty cal of what you would expect. -- pretty typical of what you would expect. the italian press is pretty rumor fed. you can't place any confidence in what it says normally. but in this case, we know that all the major world powers spy on all the other major world powers all the time. i don't think the report is particularly endowed. i would assume na that the -- that the n.s.a. is spying on every country like. >> i mean, what do
's national security agency had been monitoring the postal communications relations between us and germany now under threat the white house having recently stated that until just a few weeks ago us president a bomb and no knowledge of them wanted to let go. the streets of new york city meanwhile the views of the american be mixed with some believing its mining does more harm than good. i don't think it's right on the high and some countries back the distance behind people's backs up the spine to people and aid to states to miscommunication and further conflict between countries. others believe today is nothing unusual in surveillance of all the countries. he will be doing this kind of thing for a long time. and that this is now with all sorts of media and the leeks and so forth this is people are finding out about it. i don't think that of relief that the american . this are really that surprised it's more of those things that you knew was happening but not yet become rich. isn't that so unfortunate reality but of course given the nature of technology and globalization if ever one is intertwi
the explosi report on the national security agency today. and italian magazine called panorama ports the nsa may have spied on the pope. and some cardinals. sources at the magazine have been told the nsa eavesdropped on vatican phone calls before the conclave, that top secret meeting of cardinals. >> #01: folks. i am a devout catholic but i believe the nsa must spy on the vatican, they are tapping the direct line to god. and as i have pointed out, this guy has got a beard, spent a lot of time in the middle east and i keep hearing he has got some "plan" that for some reason always involves your grandpa dying. but sadly, sadly, there are misguided critics out there who value something more than total operational and situational awareness. let's go down. >> utterly out of control. >> there has to be a balance between privacy and security. >> the united states has simply got the balance wrong. too much invasion of privacy in the pursuit of security. >> #01:. >> come on what is the big deal about a government invasion of privacy, at this point we have invaded everywhere else. thankfully, there is
, this week the house intelligence agency held hearings on the national security program, i hope al qaeda doesn't watch c-span. >> now, one witness, american university law professor stephen lad dack claims the nsa program violated the fourth amendment, now, luckily, michigan representative and meatloaf stunt double mike rogers countered with the latest in justification technology. >> i would argue that maybe the fact that we haven't had any complaints come forward with any specificity, arguing that their privacy has been violated clearly indicates in ten years, clearly indicates that something must be doing right, somebody must be doing something exactly right. >> colbert: yeah, for ten years no one complained about the thing they didn't know existed. now, i would like to know, that is sound logic to me. what is your answer for that, professor? >> but who would be complaining? >> somebody whose privacy was violated. you can't have your privacy violated if you don't know your privacy is violated, right? >> colbert: right. if you don't know your privacy was violated then it wasn't. it make
. >>> the united states faces growing criticism national security agency's targeted spying. however an alliance was formed after world war two that excluded five countries. it was called five eyes which includes britain, australia, new zealand and canada. 9 officials said other allies including japan and germany have been subject to u.s. surveillance programs. the source added that u.s. surveillance gathering facilities are located at the country's military bases and embassies around the world. "the washington post" said the nsa collected information from the google and yahoo! data centers worldwide. is they posted that the infiltration was on wednesday by edward snowden. and by tapping into the links, the nsa has positioned itself to collect data from hundreds of millions of user accounts, this would include e-mails sent and received as well as text, audio and video. the post says that during a 30-day period up to january 9th of this year, the nsa used the links to collect more than 180 million new records. google said it is outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to
security agency may have overstepped the mark in its intelligence gathering. john kerry said: s >> he added - and the president ... >> meanwhile indonesia summoned the australian ambassador over claims its embassies were used as spying hubs for the u.s. indonesia's foreign minister said his country was deeply concerned over the allegations, coming from information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. australia prime minister said that his government had not broken any laws. >> four palestine fighters in gaza have been killed by israeli troops. violence broke out after several israelis tanks crossed the boarder into the gaza strip. it's the latest of a series of incursions into the area. >> thailand is one step closer to passing amnesty laws that could allow the return of former prime minister thaksin shinawatra. thousands have been protesting against the draft bill and more rallies are banned. thaksin shinawatra has been in exile following corruption allegations. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed pa blankets amnesty bill,ing it the opposition party
security agency may have over stepped the mark in the intelligence gathering. speaking at a summit on thursday john kerry said i assure you that innocent people are not being abused in the process but yes in some cases it has reached too far. we are going to try to make sure it doesn't happen in the future. he added the president is now doing a thorough review in order that nobody will have the sense of abuse. meanwhile indonesia has claims that they used spying hubs for the u.s. and the foreign minister said the country was deeply concerned over the allegation. they came from information leaked from former nsa contractor edward snowden and said the government had not broken any laws. thailand is one step closer to passing a controversial amnesty law that could allow return of the prime minister. thousands of people are protesting against the draft bill and morae rallies are planned and we have more in bankok. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed the controversial blanket amnesty bill, something the opposition party has been strongly against and protests in
national security agency contractor edward snowden is prepared to reveal what he knows. german media say opposition lawmaker traveled to moscow to meet with snowden. he says snowden told him that he's ready to speak to german prosecutors and members of parliament. they are looking into allegations american agents tapped the cell phone of chancellor angela merkel. strobel says snowden made it clear he knows a lot. snowden has revealed details of several top u.s. surveillance programs. u.s. leaders are demanding the russian officials return him to the u.s. so he can face charges of espionage and theft of government property. >>> germany has criticized the apparent spying operation against merkel. now u.s. secretary of state john kerry admitted some of the spying activities were inappropriate, but stopping short of clarifying the details. kerry spoke to a conference in london via video link on thursday. >> some of these actions have reached too far, and we are going to make sure that does not happen in the future. >> but he defended u.s. intelligence gathering, saying it has stopped numerou
the director of the national security agency. but the congress people in the house intelligence committee were adamant they did not know anything about how we gather intelligence. >> i think that if you are's tapping the phone line of a foreign leader, and ally that is a significant intelligence activity that should be reported to the committee. >> i too want to just say that we need to do everything we can to insurance that our members get the information that we need. >> why did we not know that heads of states were being eaves dropped on, spied on. >> i thought we were bros. these folks in congress on the house intelligence committee are completely taken off guard but what-- maybe the access of american intelligence gathering and they invest ree right to be outraged and surprised. well, not every right, no right, they have no right. here's why. >> in 2001 congress passed the patriot act giving our intelligence agencies access to quote any tangible thing. that's the phrase that's in the patriot act. our nation's intelligence has to have access to everything exaccept-- except wishes and faire
a round of revelations about the national security agency. we have this report. >> these are the slides leaked by whistle blower edward snowden in june revealing u.s. authorities are demanding internet companies hand them user information. as long as the national security agency or the fbi are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are theirs for the searching. carefully worded denils follow from the companies, arguing that they only give specific information to the u.s. government as legally required on a case by case basis. these assurances have been left irrelevant sholling the number of sa -- showing the nsa has bypassed this, breaking into googles and yahoo!'s cables. citizens no longer receive protection awes all information is -- as all information is considered foreign. >> the government backs into the cables as a backdoor to get around the complaints. >> one thing is clear - any data protections that do exist are only for u.s. citizens. >> if you are not a citizen, if you are a non-american outside the united states, b
of the national security agency, has said that the reports about the n.s.a. tapping into google servers is not an accurate report. clearly, however, we need to have reforms of the system. we need to have more transparency. and we need to ensure that the privacy and civil liberties of americans are being safeguarded. and just today we approved a major reform bill that would l do just that. i'm very pleased that it includes an amendment that i authored with my colleague angus king from maine that will strengthen the role of the privacy and civil liberties board to do for oversight of n.s.a.'s collection programs. >> woodruff: senator, let me turn you now -- thank you for that. i want to turn you now to the republican party and there's a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll out need shows record low approval ratings for your party for the republican party. it shows approval is down for the government overall but for republicans 22% positive, 53% negative. why do you think that is? >> that's certainly a clarion call for the republicans from my party to do a lot of self-examination. i think it
not surprised. >> there is another new report on the national security agency today, an italian magazine reports that the nsa may have spied on the pope. and some cardinals. sources at the magazine have been told that the nsa eaves dropped on vati itican phone ca before the conclave. i'm a devout catholic, but i believe the nsa must spy on the vatican. they're tapping the direct line to god. and as i pointed out, this guy has a beard, spent a lot of time in the middle east, and i keep hearing he has some plan that for some reason always involves your grandma dying. >> halloween gaft networks the chance to show off their personalities and you might expect david letterman very impressed. >> it's halloween and all your tv show hosts put on the halloween outfits. this is matt lauer today on the "today" show. that's george stephanopoulos dressed as george clooney. next we have hoda and kathie lee. these are adult men and women making a living on network television. and we do have 60 minutes, take a look. >> that's good. one guy missing from that is willie geist. he may have the best of them all. in c
this time a report at australia claims that the us national security agency is using australian and the seas and a chat to intercept phone calls and data across the region. unending reports the cancellation nations including china are demanding an explanation from the united states on reports wash busy gazing electronic intelligence gathering australian indices think all sports and the countries the sydney morning herald reported thursday. now australian embassies in asia and win the one and aj were being used as part of the us led spying operations the reporter us nasa security agency documents show the australian government has been allowing the nsa cooperate in this and the seas and in the show. i let it not china and east timor. the chinese foreign ministry said that us should abide by international law and regulations. a finance extremely concerned about this report and asked that the us offer a clarification an explanation. we also accept foreign embassies in tyne and their staff respectively and accommodation and other international treaties. we should not get involved in any activiti
admitted for the first time that the national security agency may have overstepped the mark in its intelligence gathering. speaking at an international summit on thursday john kerry said i assure you innocent people are not being abused in this process but, yes, in some cases it has reached too far. we are going to try to make sure it doesn't happen in the future. and he added and the president is now doing a thorough review in order that nobody will have the sense of abuse. meanwhile indonesia has claims the embassys were used as spying hubs for the u.s., indonesia foreign minister and said the country is deeply concerned by the allegation. information was leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden and the prime minister said the government has not broken any laws. a worker strike in the indoe knee is a region is in the second day and demanding more pay and better conditions and unions say two million people took part on the strikes on thursday but police say the figures are much lower. thailand now where a controversial bill granting amnesty to politicians for crimes they com
of state has publicly admitted the national security agency may have overstepped the mark. >> in some cases i acknowledge to you, as does the president some of these actions have reached too far, and we're going to make sure that that is not going to happen in the future. >> simon we heard a very contrite john kerry, but are these just words or will they be followed up by action? >> well, it's not clear, because although it was very interesting in dimension and john kerry becomes the most senior administration official to admit that perhaps they went too far, and the surveillance was perhaps inappropriate. i don't think it went as far to a lay out any kind of apology. as we heard the majority of this answer was this intervention that he gave, in a sense was a justification for this huge surveillance program, although he took issue with some of the reports in the press, for example reports that 70 million people were being listened to. no, he said that was complete exaggeration. but in the post 9/11 world, governments and other governments other than the united states, simply had to do this
crossed the line at times. the admission followed disclosures that the national security agency monitored german chancellor angela merkel's communications, and tracked phone calls and e-mails across europe. kerry addressed the issue, over video link, for a conference in london. >> in some cases i acknowledge to you, as has the president, some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that does not happen in the future. >> woodruff: kerry said he and president obama learned of some of the surveillance after the fact. but he also said some of the information gleaned has saved lives. one third of all the texas clinics that perform abortions are now barred from doing so. a federal appeals court last night allowed new state restrictions to take effect, pending further appeals. the rules say clinic doctors must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, but many do not. texas is one of a number of states to approve broad new curbs on abortions in recent months. in economic news, u.s. factory output expanded in october, at the best pace in two and half years. t
, if snowden is willing to talk about the national security agency and the reported monitoring of the phones of chancellor merkel and other politicians. a german lawmaker says he met with snowden on thursday and snowden said he was prepared to go to germany to testify. >>> some silicone valley are willing to put restraints on surveillance programs. google, aping, facebook, and yahoo, they're among the high- tech companies that wrote to congress calling for reforms. the tech companies say they fear consumers all over the world will lose faith in their ability to protect sensitive information and communication. >>> 7:15. we're finding out exactly how many people were a able to sign up for health insurance on the troubled healthcare.gov web site. the first few days after it launched. in formal notes from a meeting show just 6 people successfully enrolled on the first day, october isst, and by the end of the -- 1st, and by the end of the second day, 248. the goal of the obama administration is to have an average of 39,000 people enroll every day for the next five months. a spokesperson for the h
. those professionals in the national security agency and elsewhere in the intelligence community are focused on one thing only, keeping americans safe and troops and diplomats abroad safe and keeping our allies safe. we need talent across the board. there's no question these revelations have caused some tensions in our relationships but i think the fundamental fact that the american people need to know is the national security agency is focused on foreign intelligence targets, those individuals and groups out there in the world who have as their primary focus doing harm to the american people, doing harm to our allies and they do a great job every day. >> isn't leadership on that issue then for the president to push off all of these attacks about spying and who we're spying on and whether it's right, if it's so important especially in a post 9/11 world, isn't the strength of leadership saying we spy, you may not like it, that's how it works. we're not going to reveal too much about this. think about it in the next election if you don't like it. the idea reviewing plans the presid
, tech leaders have begun demanding substantial new restraints on the national security agenc y's collection of information across the globe. the pivot marks and aggressive new posture -- marks and aggressive new posture. attentionvoting more to blunting potentially damaging actions and pushing initiatives that may prove conserve urschel -- controversial. companies sentt a letter to senate leaders on thursday. he reflected the sharpening industry strategy. they created a privacy advocate to represent civil liberty the secretive in court that oversees the nsa. transparency is a critical first step to informed public debate. it is clear that more needs to be done, says the letter. it was sent to the chair of the judiciary committee. thatompanies believe government for sale -- first -- practices should be reformed to include substantial enhancements to provide -- to privacy. this is the lead story in the washington post today. here's the lead story in the washington times. health care woes have democrats feeling anxious. they are already under fierce attack from republicans over th
of federal agencies. to strengthen the protection of national security affirmation in the physical security such as improving the effectiveness and of background investigation and by which agencies make national suitability determinations to grant or revoke systems believe medicare risk. comprised of military and civilian contractor personnel we eat work to reach to the process are applied to all individuals with federal facilities, and networks were classified in the consistent manner. this affects the first to protect no less when it is for formed by contractors to an employee's. of men and women make up the force our no less patriotic fax many have had careers in the armed forces. we have made security clearances in an end we need to do more in 2004 of congress pass the terrorism prevention act so all agencies have to prevent but we have this is a limit the schools every quarter since all maintaining this clearance process with that backlog has been eliminated. m4 the executive branch reform efforts extend beyond the time vegas missiles to establish enterprise technology standards. in to
investigations and strengthening the processes by which agencies make national security a suitability determination. we must ensure those processes and the processes for granting or revoking access to facilities and information systems fully mitigate risks. we have a multisector workforce comprised military civilian and contractor personnel could we have worked to ensure that robust vetting policies are applied to all and officials with access to federal facilities networks were classified information to assist them better. this approach reflects two principles. first they need to protect our national securities no less critical in the work is performed by contractors and when it's performed by federal employees. second amend them and who make up the contractor worked for serna was patriotic and that government counterparts in fact many of had meaningful careers as federal employees in the armed forces. while we have made significant progress mary suitability security clearance and credentialing process reform we need to do more. in 2004 was passed the intelligence reform and terroris
investigations, and strengthening the processes by which agencies make national security and suitability determinations. we must ensure those processes and the processes for granting or revoking access to facilities and information systems fully mitigate risks. we have a multisector work force, comprised of military, civilian, and contractor personnel. we work to ensure robust vetting policies and policies are applied to all individuals with access to federal facilities, networks, or classified information in a consistent manner. this approach reflects two important principles, first, the need to protect our national security is no less critical when the work is performed by contractors than when it is performed by federal employees. second, the men and women who make up the contractor work force are no less patriotic than their government counterparts, and in fact many have had meaningful careers as federal employees or in the armed forces. while we have made significant progress in the area of suitability security clearance and credentially process reform, we need to do more. in 2004,
an organized crime, i can say this gangster is a threat to national security, and collection, but could not help us in our criminal case. 9/11, much was made about the culture of the agencies, and that was nonsense. spike and i formed partnership 1990's, and after these directives had gone out wouldcome law, nobody trust able legal, fundamental fact of our system, called the fourth amendment. when you're going to prosecute someone for a cruel case in the united states, the defendant is entitled to know how you investigate. how did you open it, what techniques did you use? wiretapping come a what was the basis of it? limited miniscule amount of information, the identity of a confidential informant that might have been used, could be withheld. defendant is a much entitled to everything. the agency is required to open the defense attorneys, to allow the defendant to see that. these directives, including the not, should did not, and will never address that. when we started to try to develop the system to work together, law enforcement and community, we were trying to figure out how this wou
. the question that will affect our future as a nation is going to be whether he got past security. for instance was the shooter able to go through security and rifle undetected? we don't know. did he go past security in a way he is have? he may have been in the area of tickets and before you go past security screening when he brought the rifle in. that is a concern. you travel overseas in some countries, greece, you get an initial screening as you go in the airport itself. but the terminal in the beginning, here in the united states that is not common practice. can you get in the common areas with just about anything. is that one story? if he got past security that is another story that history tells me would affect all of our lives in a big way. we are working tweets over here ryan. what are you getting? >> and so far the la times, 20 tsa workers. >> we don't know where they were in the security gate or where? >> we are working to confirm that. >> we have seen a number of victims from the live video? >> correct. >> we don't know how severe. >> we are still working to confirm. >> ryan, thanks.
, national defense, cyber security and employs some of the country's best and brightest mind. i will reed you an excerpt from a letter, the director of the laboratories wrote to me about these restrictions. he shares my concern that these will harm the ability of the national labs in their research, their scientists and engineers to share knowledge and collaborate with their peers in academia and industry. these interactions are critical to keeping our researchers at the cutting-edge in their field. he shares my desire to insure that we are spending our taxpayer dollars wisely while effectively helping the government accomplish its missions. dr. homert suggests developing standards for evaluating managing and risks of conference travel spending. i ask, mr. chairman, unanimous consent to place the whole letter in the record and in addition -- >> without objection, so ordered. >> thank you, sir. and i have another letter that is from the center for association leadership, a watchdog organization, who is also looking at these balances, clearly we don't want these mistakes made but we want to be
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